So much for the Galacticos as Real Madrid and Julen Lopetegui continue to struggle without Zidane or Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid have struggled to cope with life in and out of the La Liga without Cristiano Ronaldo as the three time champions league winners continue to nose dive under Julen Lopetegui.
Real had now gone over 400 minutes without a single goal, their worst goal drought at the club in 33 years which just happens to come after Ronaldo’s Juventus move. What a coincidence!
Julen Lopetegui’s job has come under serious threat as Real Madrid fell to Alaves in the weekend game, just after CSKA Moscow’s loss in the champions league.
The manager just doesn’t seem to have the answer. A midfield muffle of players don’t seem to be clicking and neither does the attack. Real have no goal scorer in Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema , while Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez have gone quiet unlike what we saw under Zinedine Zidane.
As pleasing as it would be to put all blame on the manager, the club also had a part in Real’s Current situation when they failed to sign a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo who left for Juventus.
Though hard to admit, Ronaldo’s departure left a whole in Madrid, leaving fans hoping for a galactico signing in Eden Hazard or Paulo Dybala or Harry Kane and a host of them. However Madrid signed Mariano Diaz and Vicinus Jr as a replacement for a player who has single handedly checked and balanced the club with very crucial goals.
If Real Madrid were hoping to prove Cristiano was never important, I hope they understand it nearly impossible owing to the fact the Portuguese in currently the clubs highest scorer by an impressive record.
Madrid haven’t seen stats like these since Luis Molowny in April 1985, when they went five games without scoring a goal.
Real Madrid’s lack of creation of chances have left the club in jeopardy, and while the board are reportedly ready to make a bid for Eden Hazard in January. It may have just gotten tougher with Chelsea likely to put up a bigger fight now than they would have in the summer, meaning Real would simply have to spend more than they could have just three months ago for the Belgian.